Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'
Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation www.carmelhill.org, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.
To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'
Peter J Murray News
Dec 02NEWBURY GOLD!
What an amazing week! Four schools – all so different – all so brilliant in their own way! And all on the doorstep of our Berkshire retreat! The first was the Echinswell and Sydmonton Village School, teamed up with around 70 pupils from the not-too-faraway Kingsclere Primary. This school is just over the back fields to [...]
Nov 24ICE COLD IN ESSEX
We’re getting used to being in a cold and damp Essex at this time of year, but this autumn it seemed much colder than usual. After a somewhat disrupted start with our old friends at Tendring Technical College (TTC), we headed down to Clacton-0n-Sea for our annual winter stroll along the sea-front and onto the pier, [...]
Nov 18JEEPERS CREAKERS!
One of my favourite scary movies is ‘Jeepers Creepers’…the big bad guy in this movie even looks a bit like Mokee Joe! However, the latest hotel we stayed in whilst we were visiting Ellesmere Port has given me an idea for a new scary movie ‘Jeeper Creakers’! You probably wonder what I’m talking about! Well…our [...]